JCU Press Publishes "Five Lectures on the American Civil War"

Five Lectures on the American Civil WarJohn Cabot University Press is pleased to announce the publication of the English translation of Five Lectures on the American Civil War by Professor Raimondo Luraghi (1921-2012), one of the most important European authorities on this period in American history.

The product of over thirty years of research on the American Civil War, this study synthetically analyzes the great drama that from 1861 to 1865 that devastated the United States and gave life to the modern American nation. The book also highlights how the Civil War was the first conflict of the industrial age and an often neglected premonition of the two great wars that shook the world in the past century. The short essays presented here, translated by Sean Mark, are the texts of five lectures delivered at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies in Naples and published in Italy in 1997.

Raimondo Luraghi was professor emeritus of American history at the University of Genoa and honorary member of the Italian Association of Canadian Studies and the Italian Association of North American Studies. He was honorary president of the Italian Society of Military History, Italian representative in the International Commission on Comparative Military History, president of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Association of Military Volunteers, and a member of the American Society for Military History and the U.S. Naval Institute.

Professor Luraghi died just after the book was published. The JCU community would like to take this opportunity to extend sincere condolences to Professor Luraghi’s family.

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